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Am I A Candidate For LASIK?

Am I A Candidate For LASIK?

Vision problems have become quite common. Wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses typically help treat vision problems but it comes with certain demerits.

Wearing eyeglasses actually might make certain individuals feel as if they are being held back, for example, while playing soccer. Long-term usage of contact lenses might even lead to eye irritation, dry eyes etc.

It is easy to lose or break eyeglasses as well as contact lenses and the cost of buying new glasses or lenses every year is also quite high.

All these factors can be avoided by a new technology that can provide clear vision, by the means of laser treatment, called LASIK. It helps provide the best treatment option for those undergoing problems with eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Types of vision problems that can be treated with LASIK are as follows:

  • Nearsightedness: When the cornea is more curved, light rays focus in front of the retina, causing far away images to seem blurry.
  • Farsightedness: When the cornea lacks enough curvature, light rays focus behind the retina which causes nearby objects to seem blurry.
  • Astigmatism: When the cornea is shaped irregularly, it causes both nearby and far away objects to seem blurry.
How does LASIK work?

When a light ray reflects on an object and enters the eyes through the cornea, the lens in the eye bends the light ray in a specific way to focus on the retina to see clearly. When the eyes are not perfectly shaped, the light rays do not focus on the retina properly due to poorly bent light rays and this can cause blurriness and poor sight.

In a LASIK procedure, the eye surgeon, with the help of a highly accurate laser, will modify the affected cornea, allowing the light rays to bend perfectly. It is a safe and quick procedure that provides better vision almost immediately.

Checking whether you’re a candidate for LASIK - The doctors will perform the following activities to check whether you’re a candidate for LASIK.

  • Conduct an eye exam
  • Verify if LASIK will help improve your vision
  • Check if your eyesight has been stable in the past year
  • Test for eye conditions
  • Will make you understand what to expect from the procedure
  • Your doctor will suggest which type of laser surgery is best for you

Doctors usually recommend OptiLASIK as the latest and best option for patients undergoing LASIK as it is optimized for every individual’s needs. This is because each eye is different, similar to fingerprints.

OptiLASIK uses advanced, proprietary treatments to generate a map of each unique eye to perform a personalized eye procedure. It uses an advanced technology called WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser as it provides the following:

  • Smooth treatments
  • High level of comfort
  • Excellent accuracy
  • Proven safety
  • Multiple treatment options
  • A preliminary eye exam is performed and measurements are taken to generate a unique map of the eye.
  • Anesthetic drops are given to numb the eyes.
  • A flap is created on the cornea and lifted to expose the treatment area.
  • Light energy is used to reshape the cornea.
  • The flap is repositioned and the healing process begins.
  • There is little to no recovery time and the patient can resume daily activities the following day.

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Why Amrit

Amrit Hospital was conceptualized with an aim to strive to provide patients with a safe place to get treated. We strive to put our patients’ comfort and treatability above our own concerns. Therefore, we stress on using the latest technology in terms of biomedical equipment, laboratory, surgeries, etc. Amrit Hospital has opted for the latest in LASIK technologies to fight the ophthalmological issues that affect the majority of the patients.